Despite a perfect record in the group stages, thrashing reigning champions Spain 5-1 and making themselves one of the favourites, the Netherlands are coming under scrutiny from their own fans.
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There are set to be big changes to the current playing squad at United, once Louis van Gaal finishes his business with the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil.
Despite not having a manager at the helm, the centre-back issue is proving difficult to solve for Ed Woodward but there are a few names which haven’t been mentioned.
Louis van Gaal wants to impose his free flowing style at Old Trafford, but with such an emphasis on going forward, someone must shoulder the defensive responsibility.
With Patrice Evra signing a one-year extension and United chasing various left-back options, it looks like Alexander Buttner is taking the hint and heading for the exit.
Robin van Persie’s move between Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United came as quite a shock and it seems another Gunners Captain is on his way to Old Trafford.
Following their 5-1 demolition of reigning World Cup champions Spain, there are certainly a few members of the Netherlands squad van Gaal will want at Old Trafford next year.
The Netherlands boss is currently with the national side in Portugal, for a pre-World Cup training camp and is totally focused on giving the ‘Oranje Army’ something to celebrate.
Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos has only one year remaining on his contract and it seems the midfielder has his eyes on a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will look to Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie to help him impose his style of play at Old Trafford. Clasie is a good option.
So Roberto Mancini and Joe Hart are at loggerheads in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat at Real Madrid last night.
Should Hart who had an excellent game last night come under some slack from his manager for giving his opinion after the game. Was he the sole reason megabucks City failed to come away from the Bernabeu with a famous win that looked on the cards?
Nope. Of course he wasn’t. City due to individual mistakes.
Midfield it seems is certainly the area of the pitch where we can all agree that Manchester United need work to improve on. Shinji Kagawa was hauled in from German double winners Borussia Dortmund and young starlet Nick Powell was signed from Crewe.